For a Lost Soldier (1993)

For a Lost Soldier





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For a Lost Soldier was originally released in the Netherlands as Voor een veloran soldaat. Using a flashback framework, the film deals with a gay "coming of age". Forty years after the fact, choreographer Jeroen Krabbe recalls a wartime romance. During the Allied liberation of Holland, the young Krabbe (played as a youth by Marten Smit) entered into a tender relationship with a Canadian soldier (Andrew Kelley). Back to the present, Krabbe attempts to incorporate his experiences in his latest … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Don Bloch, Roeland Kerbosch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Sigma Film Productions



as Jeroen Boman

as Jeroen Boman (adult)

as Walt Cook

as Buikspreker

as Jeroen's Mother

as Schoolmaster
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Critic Reviews for For a Lost Soldier

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Beautiful telling true story about love.

March 21, 2003

September 18, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for For a Lost Soldier

It's very slow until Jeroen meets Walt. I was pretty bored at first, but once they meet it turns into a good movie. What I like most about it is the fact that it's not about anything, ie it's not a 'gay' movie and it's not a 'pedophile' movie. It's just two characters who (think?) they're in love and their short time together. What I also like is that it was very natural. The chemistry wasn't forced and it wasn't awkward at all, which is always good.

Lauren Donis

Super Reviewer

Based on an autobiography. Jeroen is 12, becoming aware that he is attracted to boys' bodies, not girls', and his sense of feeling different,. To compound his sexual stress, he is living with a family, of fundamentalist, Protestant Christianity. The Netherlands is liberated by the allies and a group of Canadian soldiers arrive in the small rural Dutch village. A gay soldier Walt, probably in his late teens,was really maybe only 17 or 18 and sort of a boy himself, detects Jeroen's homosexuality and begins to court him, and have loving sex with him. No doubt it is controversial, maybe disturbing to many is the fact that the boy does not feel victimized., and seeks out the man's company and greatly romanticizes the experience. The Europeans deal with sexuality in a vastly different manner to the Americans do. like it or not, this is an autobiography, we have to accept that he does not feel that the soldier had wronged him. This is his story; he wished it to be told.

Wizard Wizard

A truly aweomse Intergenerational Movie that will make you cry, laugh and most importantly...think! True Intergenerational Relationships do happen, and they last as long if not longer than most normal people's relationships do.

Wil Stoltz

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